Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller
Tap Strap Wearable Keyboard, Mouse & Controller
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Turning your hand into a keyboard, mouse, game controller, and more, the Tap Strap is an innovative and intuitive way to control Bluetooth devices like your phone, tablet, VR headset, SmartTV, or computer. Designed to be worn on the knuckles of one hand, the strap connects via Bluetooth4.0+ and sends characters and commands when you tap your fingers on any surface Read More

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DrSam
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Aug 13, 2019
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Has anyone used this in a real world setting? I'm a doctor and wonder if I could use it to take consultation notes in a non-obtrusive way during consultations. How well does it work tapping on your knee? Thanks
Aug 13, 2019
javan.dempsey
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Aug 13, 2019
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Just playing with it, using the tutorial program, regardless of what the reviews say, I'd argue, that, as long as you are proficient in the use of it, and tapping on a consistent surface (i.e. you're sitting or standing still, with your knee reasonably motionless), it should be fine. It makes it clear in the tutorials, something many reviewers seem to either disregard, or are incapable of executing, that light taps are highly preferable. Makes sense if you consider the mechanism, heavier vibrations are more likely to trigger the other sensors, and it relies on being able to differentiate singular or combination triggers. It won't be an easy learning curve, I personally believe this product would be more adapted to two hand use with a second input vector added as a shift/function key at a minimum, and think it could easily add a couple more input axis, however, for your intended use, if you're willing to put in the work and you get a good unit, I could easily see the advantages. Honestly, considering the illegible scrawl I've seen of my doctors, what are a few typo's in the broader picture? All that said, while I'm highly hopeful, and see a lot of untapped potential for this product personally, I'd recommend being very cautious in the assumption that this product will continue to exist, let alone, refine, in the future. I certainly hope so, though it seems dependent on the developer, or it's tech, being acquired, and fostered, by a larger player, or a larger iterative funding round, with direction and refinement, moving forward. It's highly promising, with more potential than I think many people understand, but needs improvement, which further vision to penetrate the highly stagnant and entrenched ethos of so-called computer input devices.
Aug 13, 2019
javan.dempsey
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Aug 13, 2019
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Got mine in, just playing with it thus far. Literally the most unrealized potential of a piece of tech, let alone an input device (which are so crucial for progression of (or mitigation of rage when utilizing) newer mediums (cellphone, VR input, etc), which aren't conducive to keyboard input). It's so close, to not only being great, but defining, the next iteration, yet considering the seeming lack of focus and direction, it's abundantly clear that the creators, don't remotely realize what it *could* be. The overall package is really great, the idea, and build quality of the strap itself, A+, the charging case is extremely nice, and a feature, which, like the mouse, and touch pad, I wasn't even aware of when I ordered. Yet the focus on one hand input, and the leap of thought necessary for the implementation, while limiting it to a single input axis, is mind-blowingly short sighted. This is so damn close to revolutionary it's painful. Here's hoping the company makes it to acquisition or series 3 with some direction, and vision beyond a massively overpriced "swype" alternative; when it could, with a little perspective and insight, replace the physical keyboard (insanely bold idea, I know) entirely. Although *shrug*, it's probably just the next Power Glove. =\
Aug 13, 2019
Motorrad
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Jul 29, 2019
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ooooo...I have a space in my junk drawer that would be just perfect for this.
Jul 29, 2019
DwellerOfDeep
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Jul 31, 2019
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the density of one is not where you think it is ... oh well second useless comment ... and nope a gadget that has some use is not a junk, since it would be used as it is intended to be... and yep i would use it right (after all you are not a reference)... :p
Jul 31, 2019
Motorrad
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Jul 31, 2019
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The videos and reviews of this are not very promising...but keep shilling. Haha. A gadget is a gadget until it ceases to be. Time until junk drawer will of course vary. I'm glad that you feel the need shill for the tap strap even though you are not going to buy one and would not be able to utilize it if you did. Now, get back to your video games, little boy.
Jul 31, 2019
Drizzt321
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Jun 3, 2019
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Looks pretty interesting, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8TFFmibYBk&t=2881s seems to show it being pretty good, but not quite reliable enough about detecting input, especially when not on a hard surface. And the mouse, I was expecting to be able to, say, use it pull thumb towards fore-finger and slide it around on the joint area to move the cursor.
Jun 3, 2019
Hombro
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Jun 3, 2019
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Has anyone successfully learned the new alphabet to the extent where it can be done effortlessly/naturally? Also, "FAP STRAP". It had to be said.
Jun 3, 2019
Skimo
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Apr 10, 2019
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I love the idea of Tap and I still think this is executed really quite well, but it suffers from two things. That being a lack of applications. Entirely unusable for gaming so I guess this would mostly be used while on the go and maybe at work? But the price is so offputting, even at 140 compared to it's retail price. I dont think I could ever recommend this when it costs more than 100 dollars.
Apr 10, 2019
PaulNS
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Jun 9, 2019
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Searching in Netflix on a smart-TV? :)
Jun 9, 2019
jscottcole
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Apr 9, 2019
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I can't help but think of Dilbert: https://dilbert.com/strip/1994-10-12
Apr 9, 2019
jeffsenpai
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Apr 9, 2019
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The Power Glove... It's so Rad.
Apr 9, 2019
Walks.In2.Trees
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Jan 8, 2019
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looking at the commands list & you expect someone to learn that?
Jan 8, 2019
gridbug
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Jan 9, 2019
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To be fair, it's a pretty easy system to learn, even without access to their learning app. While looking at the command list for right handers, I did the alphabet a few times tapping on my desk and the repetition sunk in within a couple hours. I've practiced the alphabet maybe twice a day along with punctuation and I feel pretty confident I'll have a good grasp on them by the time this ends up at my doorstep. I suppose it is subjective in terms of effort, depending on if you want to learn it or not, though? It seems most people don't find it worth the loss in WPM vs qwerty or colevrak and I can understand that too.
Jan 9, 2019
MiqaFox
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Jan 7, 2019
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I'm thinking about this for various applications, among them VR, gaming and phone/tablet use. I've looked at a number of reviews and videos but none of them touch the things I'm wondering about.
  • When used with an android phone or tablet, I get that you can type on it with the Tap Strap. Is there any other things you can do? Ways to navigate the OS? Play games not specifically made for Tap?
  • While wearing Tap Strap is it possible to use say a mouse, gaming controller (X-box or VR-variants for example) or HOTAS? The optical sensor seems like it might be in the way. If possible to wear it, can you have it active and use the other device without it registring false inputs?
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Jan 7, 2019
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Just playing with it, using the tutorial program, regardless of what the reviews say, I'd argue, that, as long as you are proficient in the use of it, and tapping on a consistent surface (i.e. you're sitting or standing still, with your knee reasonably motionless), it should be fine. It makes it clear in the tutorials, something many reviewers seem to either disregard, or are incapable of executing, that light taps are highly preferable. Makes sense if you consider the mechanism, heavier vibrations are more likely to trigger the other sensors, and it relies on being able to differentiate singular or combination triggers. It won't be an easy learning curve, I personally believe this product would be more adapted to two hand use with a second input vector added as a shift/function key at a minimum, and think it could easily add a couple more input axis, however, for your intended use, if you're willing to put in the work and you get a good unit, I could easily see the advantages. Honestly, considering the illegible scrawl I've seen of my doctors, what are a few typo's in the broader picture? All that said, while I'm highly hopeful, and see a lot of untapped potential for this product personally, I'd recommend being very cautious in the assumption that this product will continue to exist, let alone, refine, in the future. I certainly hope so, though it seems dependent on the developer, or it's tech, being acquired, and fostered, by a larger player, or a larger iterative funding round, with direction and refinement, moving forward. It's highly promising, with more potential than I think many people understand, but needs improvement, which further vision to penetrate the highly stagnant and entrenched ethos of so-called computer input devices.